John Morris

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John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine. He now works for a private investment firm, which may at any time invest in companies whose products are discussed in this blog, and no disclosure of securities transactions will be made. No investment advice is offered in this blog. All duties are disclaimed.

John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine. He now works for a private investment firm, which may at any time invest in companies whose products are discussed in this blog, and no disclosure of securities transactions will be made. No investment advice is offered in this blog. All duties are disclaimed.

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Dual-OS devices dead on arrival

Dual-OS devices dead on arrival

It looks like Huawei's dual-OS smartphone is going the way of the Asus Transformer Book Duet. The concept of a device that can run both Android and Windows holds a lot of appeal. But as long as Google, Microsoft and Apple have competing ecosystems, it is unlikely to see the light of day.

March 19, 2014 by in Windows

Windows 8 launch: Microsoft makes the case for the PC

Windows 8 launch: Microsoft makes the case for the PC

The Windows 8 launch today put to rest rumors that Microsoft is running away from the PC. Instead the company made the case that Windows 8 is the foundation for the "best PCs ever made"--ones designed to work as both laptops and tablets, and for both work and play.

October 25, 2012 by in Windows

The state of Windows 8 apps

The state of Windows 8 apps

Both Windows RT and Windows 8 still have some rough edges, but things will improve quickly as developers fill in the holes in the Windows Store, and both the built-in and third-party apps add features.

October 25, 2012 by in Windows

Which Windows will make for a better tablet?

Which Windows will make for a better tablet?

With the Release Preview due in a few weeks, there are still many questions about Windows 8 and Windows RT. They look similar--and share a lot of the same code under the hood--but there significant differences. Which will be better on tablets?

May 25, 2012 by in Windows

Dell's netbook arrives this week

Dell's netbook arrives this week

Dell will announce its netbook, the Mini Inspiron 910, tomorrow, according to a story in today's WSJ. The new netbook had been expected any day, but the details came to light after a partner, Box.

September 2, 2008 by in Windows

Netbook roundup from Computex

Netbook roundup from Computex

When Asus first unveiled its Eee PC at Computex in 2007, the industry viewed it as curiosity. One year later, Asus says it has sold more than a million Eee PCs and a new category, the ultra low-cost PC, is suddenly one of the biggest trends at this year's tradeshow.

June 6, 2008 by in Windows

HP, Lenovo join Dell in extending Windows XP

HP, Lenovo join Dell in extending Windows XP

Rumors of Windows XP's demise have been greatly exaggerated. I wrote about Dell's downgrade program in a post earlier this week. Now HP and Lenovo also plan to offer Windows XP to business customers after Microsoft's official cut-off date of June 30.

April 25, 2008 by in Windows